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Town & Country Best in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

When trying to decide which restaurant to eat at or which new TV to buy, the best reviews tend to come from people who have actually been there or experienced it. Sometimes it boils down to one simple question, would you buy it again?

Feedback is in from owners of the Chrysler Town & County, and it ranked highest among minivans for the third time in four years in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).

The IQS is based on responses from more than 86,000 owners of 2014 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership. The study asks customers to identify issues with their vehicles’ design, as well defects.

“This is the third time in four years that Chrysler Town & Country leads the Minivan segment in this quality survey,” Doug Betts, Senior Vice President—Quality, said. “It reflects the commitment of employees who develop, build and test these vehicles and their recognition that every employee has a role in continually improving the quality of our products.”

The Chrysler Group’s ultimate family vehicle, the Chrysler Town & County, was significantly updated for the 2011 model year and previously achieved the highest ranking among minivans in 2011 and 2013.

The Dodge Challenger also ranked at the top of the Midsize Sporty Car segment for initial quality in the same survey. The Challenger was updated for the 2011 model year and also led its segment for initial quality that year.

“While the Dodge Challenger’s legendary performance and style initially attracts shoppers to the car, its quality has a direct impact on loyalty and owners’ willingness to recommend Dodge to their friends and family,” Betts added. “Challenger buyers happen to be some of our most passionate and enthusiastic owners so this is a significant benefit to the brand.”

The 2014 Ram 1500 and Dodge Grand Caravan also performed well in the study, ranking among the top three vehicles in the Large Light Duty Pickup and Minivan segments, respectively.

The IQS study, now in its 28th year, is based on a 233-question survey conducted between February and May 2014.

As read on: http://www.chryslergroup360.com/featured_news/town-country-best-in-j-d-powers-initial-quality-study/

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Stop, Start, Save – Fuel-Saving Technology Standard on Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler Group is offering fuel-saving Engine Stop-Start (ESS)
technology as standard equipment on certain models of the award-winning
2015 Jeep Cherokee mid-size SUV and all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 mid-size
sedan.

Jeep Cherokee customers who choose the available 3.2-liter Pentastar
V-6, and Chrysler 200 customers who opt for the 2.4-liter Tigershark
I-4, and will experience estimated fuel-economy improvements of up to
three percent, compared with the conventional vehicle-engine pairings.

“We’re taking highly efficient engines and upping the ante to further
benefit our customers,” said Mike Duhaime, Global Director-Electrified
Powertrain Propulsion Systems. “ESS leverages intricate control
strategies to deliver a superior driving experience, as well as the
expected fuel-savings and emissions-reduction.”

ESS applications in the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200 and will
account for an estimated C02 emissions-reduction of up to three percent.

Availability in the popular Jeep Cherokee is scheduled for third
quarter. ESS arrives the following quarter in the all-new Chrysler 200.

ESS works this way:

– Engine controls constantly monitor vehicle speed

– When the vehicle brakes to a stop, fuel flow is cut and engine turns off – events that save gas and reduce emissions

– Beefier batteries maintain other vehicle systems so in-cabin comfort is unaffected

– When the brake pedal is released, the engine automatically restarts and the nine-speed automatic transmission, the segment-exclusive
nine-speed automatic transmission is engaged – all within 0.3 seconds

If a driver chooses to forgo the benefits of ESS, the feature can be
deactivated with the push of a button, and then reactivated.

Efficiency and refinement are hallmarks of the Tigershark and Pentastar engine families. ESS just complements these attributes.

The Cherokee’s available 271-hp 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 is derived
from the acclaimed 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, named three times one of
Ward’s 10 Best Engines. The smaller-displacement V-6 helps the Cherokee
deliver fuel-economy improvements of up to 30 percent, compared with the
model it replaces.

Individual exhaust-manifold runners are integrated into the aluminum
cylinder-head casting, a key Pentastar-family differentiator. This
design feature reduces weight and affords packaging benefits.

The 24-valve engine’s 10.7:1 compression ratio aids in lowering fuel
consumption and improves performance while its variable-displacement oil
pump further reduces parasitic losses to maximize fuel economy. The
pump is programmed to operate as needed, staying in low-pressure mode
below 3,500 rpm, and then bumping up pressure as demand follows
engine-speed.

The high-tech transmission – which also comes standard in the Jeep
Cherokee – dispenses power smoothly for elevated refinement. Such
performance is made possible because the ratio steps between its gears
are smaller than those of other transmissions.

The Jeep Cherokee has earned multiple media accolades, from Rocky
Mountain Automotive Press Association’s SUV of the Year to 2014 Canadian
Utility Vehicle of the Year, courtesy of the Automobile Journalists
Association of Canada (AJAC).

As read on: http://www.chryslergroup360.com/featured_news/stop-start-save/

The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200

This is the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200. The next-generation midsize sedan is designed, engineered and built to compete with the very best vehicles in the industry.

The advanced engineering of the 2015 Chrysler 200 results in highly efficient, refined performance. The fuel economy ratings speak for themselves.

The 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II four-cylinder engine provides up to 36 highway mpg, while the available 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine delivers up to 31 highway mpg with 295 horsepower.

The 200 also delivers exceptional power. You can choose the 184-horsepower 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II four-cylinder engine which delivers 173 lb-ft of torque or the available 295-horsepower 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine which delivers 262 lb-ft of torque. With the available V6 engine, the 2015 Chrysler 200 has more available horsepower than Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.

The all-new nine-speed automatic transmission includes a Rotary E-shift. The Rotary E-shift features a wide gear ratio spread that provides smooth, indecipherable transfer between gears and efficiency in all gears and speeds. It operates electronically rather than mechanically, requiring less interior space for components. The Chrysler 200 is the only car in the segment to offer a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are standard on all Chrysler 200S models and 200C AWD models. They are included on 200C front-wheel drive models when equipped with the available 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine.

The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 offers more advanced standard and available safety and security features than any other vehicle in its class.

All Chrysler 200 models include steel cage construction and eight airbags that help deliver excellent occupant protection in front, side and rear impacts.

Advanced accident avoidance features include available Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and class-exclusive features including available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go functionality, available Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, available Parallel Park Assist with Full Stop and available Perpendicular Park Assist.

5-YEAR / 100,000-MILE
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SERVICE Provides jump start assistance, out of gas/fuel delivery, tire service, lockout service and towing.

3-YEAR / 36,000-MILE
BASIC LIMITED WARRANTY Provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for your vehicle, from the body to the electrical system.

5-YEAR / 100,000-MILE
POWERTRAIN LIMITED WARRANTY Covers the cost of all parts and labor to repair a covered powertrain component; engine, transmission and drive system.

The exterior design of the All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan blends coupe-like proportions with highly refined fit and finish. A dynamic stance, wind-swept profile, finely sculpted curves and aggressive wheel-to-body proportions result in a sophisticated road presence.

The exterior design is more than beautiful. The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 has unsurpassed aerodynamics in its class. More than 600 hours of wind tunnel refinements resulted in a vehicle that slips through the wind with impressive efficiency.

It offers more advanced standard and available safety and security features than any other vehicle in its class. These sophisticated systems help protect occupants and assist in maintaining vehicle control, because peace of mind isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity.

Stretch your power farther with two engines to choose from.

The 184-horsepower 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II four-cylinder engine delivers an impressive 36 highway mpg without sacrificing performance.

The available 295-horsepower 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine is highly efficient as well, providing 32 highway mpg.

Both engines are paired with the new class-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission featuring a Rotary E-shift.

The available Uconnect 8.4AN System includes a high-resolution 8.4-inch touchscreen, navigation, an AM/FM HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, the Alpine 506-watt 10-speaker premium sound system, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, one year of Uconnect Access and 5 year trial of Uconnect Access Via Mobile.

Standard on all 2015 Chrysler 200 models except the LX, the Uconnect® 5.0 System includes a high-resolution 5-inch touchscreen, one year of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Integrated Voice Command, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, a media hub with compatible mobile device integration and more.

The new available premium Driver Information Display (DID) delivers real-time information on performance, navigation and vehicle status using full color, incredibly crisp graphics that are seamlessly integrated with the analog instrumentation. The DID display allows for a wide range of customization, including the displays for audio, digital speedometer, compass, temperature, fuel economy, trip computer, navigation, tire pressure monitor, maintenance notifications and engine performance.

The available Smart Remote Start system operates from as far as 200 feet. The system not only starts the vehicle, but it can be programmed to activate the climate control and (if equipped) the available heated and ventilated seats and heated steering wheel depending on temperatures outside and inside the vehicle.
KEYLESS ENTER ‘N GO

With the key fob in the vehicle proximity, Keyless Enter ‘n Go automatically unlocks the driver’s door when you pull the handle or unlocks the trunklid when you press the access button without using the key fob.

The All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 is the only vehicle in its class to offer passive entry as standard equipment.
START/STOP BUTTON

As long as the key fob is inside the vehicle, simply press the Start/Stop button located on the instrument panel and press down on the brake pedal to start the engine.

Find out more or build yours at: http://www.chrysler.com/en/2015/200/?sid=chrysler&pid=chryslerfacebook&adid=20014Apr0714&channel=social&hrf=facebook.com&ism=KMApr0714Facebook3